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Designed for bulkier sportweight sock yarns, Rochelle is Michelle's big sister. But this isn't simply the same pattern, tweaked for size. Based on an alternate version of the Old Shale lace stitch, Rochelle has a personality all her own. She is bold and she is sturdy. And with fewer stitches to work, she is even more easy-going than her sister.
Simple lace repeats intergrade elegantly into the top-down sock construction with short row heels and toes. The ripple effect of the pattern flatters the wearer, and suits both solid and variegated yarns.
Pattern is in digital (pdf.) format, available for download after purchase.
Note there is a discount on this pattern, with the purchase of any Wool-Ramie sock yarn from Woolfinch Studio!
sportweight sock yarn, 100g/ 300m
shown in: Woolfinch Studio Wool-Ramie sock yarn, in the Seafoam colourway
a set of 4 double-pointed needles, 2.25-3.00mm diameter
tapestry needle; ruler or tape measurer; sock blockers (recommended)
Note that the nature of this pattern calls for a fixed number of cast-on stitches. Leg fit can be adjusted by varying needle diameter and yarn weight. A sizing guide to assist with this is provided in the pattern.
This pattern is suitable for beginner sock knitters who are familiar with Kitchener stitch, which is required to close the toe.
This pattern is suitable for those new to lace knitting.
Instructions for working short rows are included.
Kitchener stitch tutorial is not included.
Special techniques to be aware of:
short rows, Kitchener stitch, lacework